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Radio’s Lost Podcasting Opportunity

When you talk to radio broadcasters about their podcasting strategy, they tend to see it from the same perspective: The one that relates to their own content. But there’s another way to see podcasting strategy, one that is right in front of your ears. I have a secret podcast project (B2C, not B2B) launching this […]

Posted in broadcasting, commercial radio, content, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasting, podcasts, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, shows, strategy, talk, Talk Radio

The Magic of Radio Experiences

Retail stores are closing all across the country. “It’s Amazon! They’re stealing our market!” That’s the refrain. And it’s true, right? But wait… Has America lost its taste to shop locally? And what does that imply for local broadcasters who also compete for the attention of their audiences with platforms not bound by geography? Here’s a […]

Posted in compelling, content, experiences, forrester, lesson, local, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio broadcasting, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, retail, strategy, unique

Here’s How Digital Makes Audio Content Better – NPR’s Anya Grundmann

Think digital and radio are two separate worlds and digital learnings can’t make audio content across platforms better and more popular? Think again. Anya Grundmann is NPR’s Vice President for Programming and Audience Development. She leads NPR’s programming center and its strategy for program acquisition, evaluation, and development. In this remarkable presentation from hivio, Anya […]

Posted in 2016, anya grundmann, Audio, development, devotion score, hivio, keynote, learning, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, npr, npr one, online radio, Personalization, podcasting, podcasts, presentation, programming, Public Radio, radio, ramsey-blog, strategy

Ad Blocking is Exploding – Here’s How to Fight Back

Ad blocking is exploding. Here’s how to fight back. And… This is what makes your fans “tick.” It’s episode 44 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves on why Anderson Cooper’s ban on the Orlando Killer’s face and name on-air is well intentioned but ultimately useless, […]

Posted in ad-blocking, Advertising, anderson cooper, brand, fans, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, orlando, podcasts, ramsey-blog, reading, sharing, shooter, strategy, tom asacker

Is NPR Crazy? Yes, Like a Fox

So NPR has decided it won’t promote its podcasts or NPR One on air, and many critics are calling them out for what they describe as stupidity. I think these critics are missing the larger point. Sure, NPR derives a huge portion of its revenue from local stations, and local stations have long been uncomfortable (to say the […]

Posted in business model, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, npr, npr one, promotion, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, stations, strategy

One Surprising Thing Radio Can Learn from Donald Trump

I could drone on and on about the lessons Donald Trump teaches media companies, but many of the lessons are so obvious that I need not bother. There’s one, however, that you may find surprising. The Trump campaign has on file the name, phone number, address, and email of every one of the tens of thousands […]

Posted in big data, donald trump, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, marketing, Marketing Strategy, Media, politics, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, strategy, trends, trump

Does Your Radio Station Need a Mobile App?

Why should radio broadcasters care about mobile? And, more importantly, what strategies should broadcasters employ to stay in tune with their audiences as they adopt mobile and move some or most of their attention and usage to it? Jeff Hasen is the perfect person to talk with about this. He’s the author of The Art […]

Posted in digital, Digital Strategy, interview, Interviews, jeff hasen, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, persuasion, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, strategy

Why Slacker is Radio’s Best-Kept Secret

How can terrestrial radio partner with online radio for the benefit of both? That’s just one topic tackled by Duncan Orrell-Jones, CEO of Slacker Radio. In this Q&A from hivio, the audio future festival, Orrell-Jones outlines Slacker’s business strategy and how it contrasts with the strategies of more familiar names like Pandora or Spotify. Slacker’s […]

Posted in 2015, apple music, duncan orrell-jones, hivio, interview, Interviews, mark ramsey, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, ramsey-blog, slacker, spotify, strategy, streaming

Radio Social Media Managers Are Near Tears

Yesterday I published a post that detailed how the typical radio station’s Facebook strategy is, at best, off-base, and at worst, non-existent. To coin a phrase, that post “went viral” and generated a bunch of response, most of which came privately (such is the fear of consequences in the radio industry). I’m going to share some of […]

Posted in best practices, Digital Strategy, facebook, Insights, manager, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, radio station, ramsey-blog, social media, strategy

Radio Social Media Managers Are Near Tears

Yesterday I published a post that detailed how the typical radio station’s Facebook strategy is, at best, off-base, and at worst, non-existent. To coin a phrase, that post “went viral” and generated a bunch of response, most of which came privately (such is the fear of consequences in the radio industry). I’m going to share some of […]

Posted in best practices, Digital Strategy, facebook, Insights, manager, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, radio station, ramsey-blog, social media, strategy
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